The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) was founded in 1963 as an independent organisation under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry to support the development of skills for India's external trade sector. It has come a long way to become an innovative institution dedicated to teaching students about international trade and business through research and training. In 2002, the Institute received designation as a "Deemed to be University." In 2005 and 2015, the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) certified IIFT as a Grade "A" Institution. With a concentration on international business management and strategy, IIFT has developed through time into a national university. This focus is evident in all three of the Institute's primary activities: research, instruction
Objectives & Activities
IIFT was set up with the following objectives:
Impart professional education in modern management techniques relevant to international business.
Enable the participants to appreciate the inter-relationship between the diverse and complex tasks of international business.
Develop capacities among business executives for improved understanding of various trade and economic issues.
Conduct high quality research that addresses domestic as well as world trade and business issues.
The Institute’s portfolio of long-term programmes is diverse, catering to the requirements of aspiring international business executives and mid-career professionals alike. These are:
Two-year MBA (International Business) at New Delhi and Kolkata.
Ph.D. (Management) Programme at Delhi and Kolkata.
Ph.D. (Economics) Programme at Delhi and Kolkata.
Two-year MA (Economics – Specialization in Trade and Finance) at New Delhi and Kolkata.
Two years & six months MBA (International Business) Weekend at New Delhi and Kolkata.
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business at New Delhi and Kolkata.
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (Hybrid) at Delhi.
Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business (On-campus) at Delhi.
Two Years MBA in International Businessi n collaboration with the Institute of Finance Management, Dar-es-Salaam,Tanzania
Post Graduate Certificate Programme in International Business and Finance (Hybrid).
Certificate Programme in Export Import Management.
One of the largest of its kind in the developing world, with a holding of around 84,000 volumes and subscriptions to 800 journals with complete online cataloguing, the IIFT Library is a veritable storehouse of information. Besides being an invaluable place of reference for industry, research scholars and students alike, the Library has an unique collection of publications of FAO, IMF, OECD, UNCTAD, UNCTC, World Bank, and other international agencies. The students have access to database such as the NIC, CMIE, India Trades, World Bank Indicators and other audio-visual aids on management. IIFT has set up the WTO Resource Centre in the Library to focus exclusively on WTO issues. The Centre is the only one of its kind in India, which enhances the utility of the IIFT Library even further. Besides the main Library, there is a Library-cum-Reading Room open round-the-clock, situated in the hostel.
Foreign Trade Library
The Foreign Trade Library is a knowledge bank in the field of Management, Foreign Trade and WTO related issues. It has an organized collection of Information resources on International Business & Economic Environment which are accessible in printed or e-form to its Readers for their reference or borrowing. It continued with its endeavor to add to its collection specialized publications, reports, Databases, e-Journals, Print Journals, Articles etc. and get itself updated regularly.
Hostel life is the most important part of one's journey at IIFT. With over 60 students staying at our newly developed hostel at C9, the atmosphere of learning and having fun while staying at IIFT is unmatched. There is a separate mess facility at C9, and seating space for all students.
There is also a common room facility for students where they can sit for discussions and projects. It is also a great space for students to relax and rejuvenate owing to the television facility and table tennis facility. Hardly a five minute walk from the campus, it is well guarded and located in the plush green surrounding of Qutab Institutional Area.
New Hostel (NH) is for the senior batch of students pursuing MBA (IB) from IIFT. It has 6 floors and all the rooms are on double-occupancy basis. Top two floors are guest rooms. NH hostel is connected with the help of passage to the academic block of IIFT .
It has a common room with a television and table-tennis table. It has an air-conditioned mess with sitting facility for all students staying. NH has Nescafe for refreshment adjoining to the hostel.
Old Hostel (OH), located within the IIFT campus, has eight floors (including a basement) and is home to both the first and second year students of the residential International Business program.
Some rooms of the hostel face the landmark Qutab Minar while some face the lush green Sanjay Van, providing the perfect setting for students to enjoy a fresh environ.
The hostel has a mess which is capable of seating approximately 100 students at a time. The hostel also has a common computer facility which can be used by the students to take print-outs without visiting the market. Closely situated is the dry facility to cater to student's needs.